The Monrovia brush fire stands at 170 acres and is only 10% contained, but officials said its growth has slowed thanks to an absence of winds.
The fire started about 11 a.m. Saturday morning and has charred brush in steep terrain south of the Arcadia Wilderness Park in northern Monrovia, officials said.
No structures are immediately threatened, but about 200 homes have been evacuated, officials said. An overnight shelter has been opened at the local community center at 119 Palm Ave.
City spokeswoman Jennifer McLain said the fire appears to have died down somewhat, and Monrovia Fire Chief Chris Donovan “is very comfortable with the situation.”